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Document Type

Campus Access

Degree Program

Art

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2010

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

video, installation, speech, language, translation, text, body

Abstract

The word, the corporeal word, the forgotten piece of word, the pause, the breath, the silence_Having said, heard, not at all. Through text, video, sound and installation, this thesis investigates the materiality of language, translation and memory in relationship to words as an attempt to reconfigure a certain inner space. This thesis is a research on the theoretical context and cultural reference of the M.F.A. work. The play between the spoken words (multiple voices within one voice) and the image (body) echoes the geography of survival: moments translated to words, speech translated to body, to image, to void.

First Advisor

Shona Macdonald

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